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Grants & Funding Opportunities

The Town of Leland actively seeks grants and other funding opportunities to fund various projects, procure specialty equipment, and provide funding for training. Grant funding allows the Town to go beyond the limits of our operational budget and provide a solution for evolving community problems. Thank you to the agencies for recognizing the needs of our Town.

Flooded Roadway
Disaster Relief and Mitigation Grant (DRMG)
North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NCDPS)
Grant Awarded: 05/23/2024
Awarded Amount: $1,000,000
Local Match Amount: $0

DRMG funds can be used for flood mitigation efforts that stabilize areas and reduce future damage, or for predevelopment assistance to provide small and underserved communities with technical assistance to identify and design shovel-ready projects related to disaster relief and flood mitigation.

Leland is susceptible to many coastal hazards such as natural disasters, excess flooding, and storm surge. During Hurricane Florence, parts of Leland were isolated due to flooding of roadways, including NCDOT identified evacuation routes. With climate change and coastal hazards increasing, the Town is taking steps to make Leland more resilient and to flourish for many years to come.

The Town has assessed critical transportation routes within its municipal boundaries subject to coastal hazards. The Town identified and ranked priority transportation improvement projects to adapt and mitigate potential transportation vulnerabilities vital for emergency services, evacuations, and the movement of supplies in a natural disaster.   

As the Town of Leland continues to grow, focus is being placed on improving and updating areas with flooding issues. The Town of Leland is striving to modernize infrastructure assets to meet the safety needs of the residents of the town. Leland is dedicated to creating resilient routes in order to bring safe and equitable modes of transportations. 

Police Body Camera
2023 Workers' Compensation (WC) Pool Grant
NC League of Municipalities (NCLM)
Grant Awarded: 03/13/2024
Awarded Amount: $4,780

The Safety Grant program is exclusively for North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) workers' compensation and property and liability pool members. This program provides funding in the form of matching grants to purchase equipment or services to improve the Town's risk management efforts.

The Town of Leland Police Department seeks funding support from the North Carolina League of Municipalities with the Workers Compensation Pool grant to assist with the purchase of Body-Worn Cameras. The purchase of Body-Worn Cameras will allow the Town of Leland Police Department to remain consistent and provide compatibility with Body-Worn Cameras currently utilized. By providing a standard issued Body Worn Camera compatible with current Watchgaurd system, the Town of Leland Police will achieve reliability of equipment, increased confidence in the officers, and provide citizens with peace of mind.

Fire Station 51
2023 Property Liability Pool Grant (PL)
North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM)
Grant Awarded: 03/13/2024
Awarded Amount: $5,000

The Safety Grant program is exclusively for North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) workers' compensation and property and liability pool members. This program provides funding in the form of matching grants to purchase equipment or services to improve the Town's risk management efforts.

The Town of Leland's Public Services Department has requested funding towards the purchase of a 6-foot chain link fence at the Municipal Operations Center and Fire Station 51 to protect the Town's assets.  

Two women holding art projects they created
2023 Art Around Town Program
Brunswick Arts Council: Grassroots
Grant Awarded: 02/21/2023
Awarded Amount: $1,200
Local Match Amount: $1,200

Art Around Town is a series of community events for all ages featuring artist demonstrations, lessons, and hands-on community art activities. These events are intended to reach community members that may not have access to or be familiar with the Leland Cultural Arts Center facility. With the help of professional artists, community members will have the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind art projects, free of charge, from an array of mediums. There will also be opportunities for watching artist demonstrations, music and movement activities, and collaborative projects. This promotes the notion that creating is not bound by one’s location or access to traditional art supplies. 

Firefighter
2024 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program
FEMA
Grant Application Submitted: 03/08/2024

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. The Town of Leland applied for essential safety equipment for the Respirator Fit Testing System with updated software. This essential protection gear allows the Town of Leland Fire/Rescue to properly test and maintain the fit of respiratory safety gear, which is utilized daily during emergency response operations and routine safety drills.

Gear Dryer
Hometown Heroes Gear Dryer Grant
Ram Air Gear Dryer
Grant Application Submitted: 11/01/2023

As a firefighter owned company, Ram Air Gear Dryer, has appreciation for preserving the safety of firefighters and those they serve. Firefighters are at a higher risk of developing cancer than most other professions. Ram Air Gear Dryer makes it their goal to not let dry time prevent firefighters from washing turnout/bunker gear as often as they need to. Ram Air Gear Dryers are designed to dry gear quickly, safely and efficiently to NFPA 1851 standards–allowing for more frequent wash cycles to rid gear of carcinogens and chemical components.

If awarded this grant, the Town of Leland will use grant funds to obtain a gear dryer for turnout gear. This dryer will aid in drying turnout coats, pants, boots, gloves, hoods, dry suits, and other gear not approved or suitable for a traditional dryer.